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Reader recommendation: Costa Rica park guide Johan Chaves is a natural

.@latimestravel reader says Costa Rica tour guide Johan Chaves shows travelers a wildly enlightening time

I 100% recommend Johan Chaves to show you the wildlife and nature in Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica. Without him, we would have missed all of the sloths, snakes and monkeys around us. We returned to the park a few days later and ran into him as he was finishing a tour, and he took the time to show us one of the country's most dangerous creatures: the fer-de-lance pit viper.

Johan Chaves,, $48 per person (includes park admission and hotel transportation); $38 without transportation.

Priya Mony

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